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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

1975 – Reffner Wins 100-Lap Tri-County Special




West Chester, Ohio (June 18, 1975) – Tom Reffner of Rudolph, Wis., charged through a strong field of late models to take the lead on lap 36 and stayed in front to win the 100-lap feature at Tri-County Speedway on Wednesday night. The win was worth $1,200 to the driver of the 1974 AMC Javelin.

Reffner was content to stay out of the heavy early-race traffic as Lennie Waldo of Columbus, Ohio, Rodney Combs of Mason, Ohio and Bob Senneker of Dorr, Mich., battled for the top spot.

Senneker, the evening’s second fastest qualifier, led for two circuits before bowing out with a blown engine.

When Reffner decided to make his move, he passed Waldo and Combs and eventually stretched his advantage to a quarter-lap margin at the checkered.

Combs held off a late charge by Waldo to claim second. Harry Long of Columbus, Ohio placed fourth, with another Wisconsin driver, Dick Trickle, of Wisconsin Rapids, fifth.

Feature –

1.     Tom Reffner, Rudolph, Wis.

2.     Rodney Combs, Mason, Ohio

3.     Lennie Waldo, Columbus, Ohio

4.     Harry Long, Columbus, Ohio

5.     Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

6.     Neal Sceva, Urbana, Ohio

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